Earth Sciences - Geology

Including general geology, mineralogy, volcanology, etc

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Mémoires d...
[Various geologists and palaeontologists]
Mémoires de la Société Linnéenne de Normandie. Volumes I-V. [IINCLUDING Société Linnéenne de Calvados].
Caen, Société Linnéenne de Normandie, 1824-1835. Five volumes in six. 8vo (volumes I-IV, 21.0 x 13.2 cm), 4to (volume 5, 27.6 x 22.0 cm), and oblong folio (atlas to volumes II-IV, 22.5 x 31.0 cm). Title pages, 15 lithographed (partly folded) plates in volume I, one hand-coloured geological map, 39 lithographed plates in the atlas volume, mainly depicting lichens by Delise, and geological maps (11 hand-coloured). Uniform later half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt title.
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Rare start of one of the oldest French Linnean society publications
Eocène de...
Vasseur, G.
Eocène de Bretagne. Faune de Bois-Gouët. Atlas paléontologique.
Paris, A. Hermann et Fils, 1880-1917. 4to (32.0 x 24.1 cm). Title page, [ii] pp. 19 fine, phototype plates with explanatory text. Original printed wrappers.
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A rare and important work on the Eocene shells of Brittany
Verbeek, R. D. M.
Geologische beschrijving van Bangka en Billiton.
Amsterdam, Joh. G. Stemler, 1897. 8vo (23.6 x 15.2 cm). Title page, xv, 272 pp.; four plates (one double-sized). Later black quarter cloth over marbled boards.
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With a fine letter by Verbeek
Iles Taïti...
Vincendon-Dumoulin, [C. A.] and C. [L. F.] Desgraz
Iles Taïti. Esquisse historique et géographique précédée de considérations générales sur la colonisation française dans l'Océanie. Première Partie - Deuxième Partie. [Complete].
Paris, Arthus Bertrand, 1844. In two parts. 8vo (21.5 x 14.1 cm). Half-titles, title pages, 1056 pp. (pagination continuous); two large, engraved maps. Original uniform, printed wrappers.
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A cornucopia of knowledge about 19th-century Tahiti
Tableau du...
Volney, C. F.
Tableau du climat et du sol des Etats-Unis d'Amérique suivi d'éclaircissemens sur la Floride, sur la colonie Française au Scioto, sur quelques colonies Canadiennes et sur les sauvages. Enrichi de quatre planches gravées, dont deux cartes géographiques et une coupe figurée de la chûte de Niagara.
Paris, Courcier et Dentu, 1803. Two volumes in one. 8vo (19.6 x 12.2 cm). Two half-titles, two title pages, [iv], xvi, 532 pp. (pagination is continuous); two engraved folding maps, two folding engraved plates. Contemporary full mottled calf. Spine with gilt vignettes and ornamental borders in Empire style, and red morocco label with gilt title. Marbled endpapers.
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Rare first edition and one of the first books to treat North American climate and soils and geology
Volta, [G. S.]
Ittiolitologia Veronese del Museo Bozziano ora annesso a quello del conte Giovambattista Gazola e di altri gabinetti di fossili Veronesi con la versione Latina.
Verona, Giuliari, 1796-1809. Folio (54.7 x 38.6 cm). lii, cccxxiii pp., 76 plates (19 double-sized, five multiple folded). Contemporary style half calf over marbled boards; spine with gilt ornaments and title.
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A magnificent work on spectacular fossil fish
Historia n...
Wagner, J. J.
Historia naturalis Helvetiae curiosa, in VII, sectiones compendiosè digesta.
Tiguri [Zürich], J. H. Lindinner, 1680. 12mo (12.6 x 7.3 cm). Title page, [xxiii], 390, [xxviii] pp. Late 18th or early 19th century speckled boards. Spine with red morocco label with gilt lines and title. Speckled edges.
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A fine, very early work on Swiss natural history
De vegetat...
Wahlenberg, G.
De vegetatione et climate in Helvetia Septentrionali inter flumina Rhenum et Arolam observatis et cum summi septentrionis comparatis tentamen.
Turici Helvetorum (Zürich), Fuessli, 1813. 8vo (20.5 x 12.1 cm). xcviii, 200 pp., one folding table, three folded engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt ornaments at head and food; red morocco label with gilt title. All edges red.
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A rare early work on plant geography in relation to altitude and latitude
Liste der...
Liste der angekommenen Kur- und Badegäste in der königlichen Stadt Kaiser-Karlsbad im Jahre 1799.
Karlsbad, Franiek, [1800]. 4to (21.0 x 18.0 cm). 66 pp. Nice contemporary hand-stamped geometrical front cover.
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Who's who at the 18th century spa
Handbuch d...
Widenmann, J. F. W.
Handbuch des oryktognostischen Theils der Mineralogie.
Leipzig, Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1794. Thick 8vo (19.6 x 12.2 x 6.0 cm). xiv, [vi], 1,040, [4], [xv] pp., two folded engravings, one with 74 different colours. Contemporary marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and morocco label with gilt title. All edges red.
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Rare and important work on oryctognosy with handwritten dedication by the author
Research i...
Willis, B. (ed.)
Research in China. In three volumes and atlas. 1(1). Descriptive topography and geology; 1(2). Petrography and zoology; 2. Systematic geology; 3. The Cambrian faunas of China. A report on Ordovician fossils collected in eastern Asia in 1903-04. A report on Upper Paleozoic fossils collected in China 1903-04; [4.] Geographical and geological maps. [Complete].
Washington, DC, The Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1907-1913. In five parts (four text and plate volumes, one atlas). 4to (29.8 x 24.0 cm). Text with 101 plates, including six chromolithographs of birds, and geological maps; folio atlas (52.7 x 45.0 cm) with 42 mostly coloured geological and topographical maps (some with explanatory text or figures). Original printed wrappers.
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A very good, complete set including the rare atlas
Die europä...
Winkler, K. A.
Die europäische Amalgamazion der Silbererze und silberhaltigen Hüttenprodukte.
Freiberg, I. G. Engelhardt, 1833. 8vo (20.6 x 12.2 cm). viii, 216 pp., two folded lithographed plates. Contemporary style marbled boards. Green morocco label with gilt title on the spine.
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The rare first edition of this detailed work on amalgamization